Kingfisher

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MFA Acc. #: 52.1260a

Description

Any of several crested fishing birds of the family Alcedinidae native to temperate and tropical areas throught the world. Kignfishers often have bluish-gray colored feathers used for decoration. The kookaburra, of Australia, belongs to this family.

Synonyms and Related Terms

kookaburra

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998